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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Meet the Pettersson family

When I was a kid I loved miniatures, making small things and playing with my dollhouse and my Barbies, and to draw and write stories. I think I could combine all these interests now too, by writing on my blog, coming up with a story about my dollhouse family and make miniatures (and collect vintage Barbie dolls). 

So I had a bit of fun coming up with names for my dolls =) I thought they should have a typical Swedish last name, a "sonnamn" (name ending with son) I married into a name like that =)
I thought they should be the Pettersson family =) (Petter is a man's name, so it means Petter's son, but nowadays the whole family have the name, even if the girls aren't a son ;) and even when their father doesn't have that particular first name, families inherits the name in many generations instead of taking the fathers name) Anyway =) I started thinking of how many they should be, and their first name =)
I started with the mother (who has a twin sister in a drawer here...) =) She got the name Lisbeth and the father who haven't got any cloths yet, he's Konrad =) And they have 3 kids, and Lisbeth is pregnant with a forth. The boy is called Jon and the girl Lovisa. But the baby haven't got a name yet... He/she hasn't even got a body yet ;)
Here they are:
Konrad, Lisbeth, Jon, Lovisa and "the baby"
I have done the body for both mum and dad, and mum's cloths. I don't think anyone is "finished" yet. I haven't even started on clothes for Konrad. And I'm thinking of giving Lisbeth hair, don't know if it's even possible (for me anyway)... And Jon, he is bought all finished, but I'm thinking of changing something.. I don't know what, but I would like to make him more unique... And the baby obviously needs a body =) and clothes, just like Lovisa.

When I was looking for the girl, I found 3 of them! I had no idea I had 3 similar dolls =) But every one has something different from the other, skin-tone or hair-tone..
 

Since the family has been very nice this year, they haven't even complained a bit about me not finishing there house, and having to sleep in a drawer and not having clothes... I gave them a surprise ;) They got to visit Santa in his unfinished house =) I think they were very hungry, because there is missing lots of food =)
I plan to set up a full typical Swedish "julbord" later, I started making food last year (isn't it great that polymer clay food doesn't rotten ;) ) but there are lots of food still missing, that needs to be done..
(I will write a post about how I made my Santa later =) )

As you can see Santa brought them all gifts. 
Jon got a train (can't remember were I got this from =) ) Lovisa got a Winnie the Pooh figure (This one use to be a necklace =) ) And the baby got a needlefelted teddy bear. Lisbeth got a book (I copied a book I have and printed it, glued it to a catalogue and cut it, very simple) And the kids all got books too (That I have got from Anna) =) And Konrad got a shirt (he could really need one.. but this is only a "fake" shirt.. folded fabric with fake buttons from polymer clay in a box I've made of paper)

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas!
Here is a picture of our Christmas tree, this year we have a real one =) (Hopefully I will be able to make a miniature tree one day too.) We use to have a fake plastic tree, but it's nice to have a real one too, it smells good and is very beautiful. (We are missing a star at the top..)

 Take care
Hannah

34 comments:

  1. A great new project. You'll have a lot of fun working on it and I'll be here to follow.
    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank you Drora! I wish you the same.

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  2. Merry Christmas to you! I love the descibtions and the story! The swedish names are so nice! Looking forward to more! :)

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  3. ¡ Feliz Navidad Hanna !
    Estoy segura que la familia Pettersson va asentirse muy bien con sus nombres y en su hermosa casa

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  4. It's fun watching your process, Hannah! Nice post, nice story, and nice minis. Your shirt and tree both look fantastic! Happy holidays! xo Jennifer

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, happy holidays!

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  5. Love your project and family, Hannah. Can't wait to see more. Your tree is very pretty...I love the lights on it.
    Merry Christmas!
    Lisa

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  6. Meget fine billeder. Jeg ønsker dig en glædelig jul og et godt nytår.
    Knus
    Wyrna

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  7. Hi Hannah, what a lovely story, I´m very curious about the rest off the story :)
    I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new Year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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    1. Thank you Mieke, I wish you the same!

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  8. I like your project. This is a beautiful family.
    Merry Christmas!
    Faby

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  9. Merry Christmas Hannah! Your dolls look impressive! You are so creative! Even the names are pretty! Looking forward to see more of your creations!

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    1. Thank you and merry Christmas Jane! I hope my dolls will look even better with some cloths ;) But I'm a bit afraid of making cloths, I think I'm not that good at it, but I will try, someday =)

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  10. A fantastic family and a wonderful scene! I do like your lovely tree ;) I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

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    1. Thank you Jane! Wishing you and your family the same!

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  11. what a cute project, I cant wait to see Dad's clothes :)

    Merry Christmas
    Marisa

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    1. Thank you and Merry Christmas Marisa!
      I can't wait to see them either ;)

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  12. Happy Christmas to the Pettersson Family! Warm Wishes to you and your family Hannah! I love your Santa :)

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    1. Thank you Susan and I wish you the same!!
      There will be more pictures of my Santa later, but he is a little busy right now.. ;) But he will be back, later =)

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  13. Hallo Hannah, ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie frohe Weihnachten und ein gesundes und glückliches neues Jahr.
    Ganz liebe Grüße Britta

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    1. Hello and Thank you Britta! Your comment got lost some were I only just found it =) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and Happy new year!

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  14. The family looks great. They all look like they are enjoying their Christmas. That little shirt is very cute.
    Your tree is wonderful! Merry Christmas Hannah!!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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    1. Thank you Caroline, and merry Christmas!

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  15. A very Merry and joyful Christmas to you and your family.

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  16. Very nice scene of Santa visiting the family! :)
    Hope you had a great christmas,
    * marlies

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    1. Thank you Marlies! We are still enjoying Christmas at my house =) We will have some more Christmas food in awhile =)
      Hope you have a great time too!

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Thanks for reading, I love to read your comments =)
Hannah